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The coffin where Kraus spends most of his weekends in October.

Hammond man enjoys haunting hobby

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By day, Tim Kraus, 40, of Hammond is a maintenance man, by night he's the undertaker ... at least during the month of October.

Kraus has been running "The Town of Tormented Souls" for the past nine years. It only got its official name a few years ago with the help of a few of Kraus's co-workers.

His Halloween hobby started nine years ago when he made a small haunted house in his garage for his daughter Ashley's eighth birthday party on Oct. 20.

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